Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mellanox Announces Record Message Rate for Supercomputing Applications

Through a test network built with its InfiniBand switches and adapters, Mellanox (MLNX) announced that it has transferred a record 90 million MPI messages per second.   MPI is a protocol used in the supercomputing industry to manage the transmission of data between computing nodes.    While I generally don't like to promote vendor marketing messages coming out of test labs, this is the sort of technical capability, along with low cost hardware, that has helped InfiniBand hold its niche in HPC and high-end data center networks against Ethernet.

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